This study is rich in friendship advice and, specifically, how to be there for our friends. Christina shares some really great insight on how to care for others; sometimes, that involves speaking truth that is difficult. Here are links to the rest of this devotional post and the whole study.
“Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:3-5, ESV)
“Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.” (Galatians 6:1, ESV)
“To truly love another person is to seek the best for them, and sometimes the best means telling them when they’ve wandered. The truth can hurt, but lies leave damage that cannot be repaired.”
“You can go about confrontation in all the right ways and yet your friend can still react poorly. When criticized, most people react defensively. When a flaw is revealed, it is so easy to defend ourselves and reject criticism rather than listen with humility.”
“If and when you are presented with the opportunity to confront a friend, do so with grace, compassion, and understanding.”